Andrea J. Martin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law 

Andrea J. Martin joined Penn State Dickinson Law as visiting assistant professor of law. Prior to joining Dickinson Law, Martin spent twelve years  as a strategic legal advisor, managing business and regulatory legal affairs at Ahold, a multi-billion-dollar company. She gained diverse experience in general corporate matters and regulatory compliance, providing astute counsel and employing a pragmatic approach to law and the needs of the business. 

Prior to entering business law, Professor Martin served as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Appellate Division of the Rhode Island Department of Attorney of General. Her main responsibilities included drafting appellate briefs and presenting compelling arguments before the R.I. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 

Professor Martin has served on the boards of many nonprofit and community development organizations including the YMCA, Caritas House and Pink Out, Inc. She is involved in diversity and inclusion efforts and served on the Governor’s Task Force on Diversity, the Governor’s Commission on Prejudice and Bias and the Thurgood Marshall Lawyer’s Society. She also teaches legal writing in the CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity) program, recently hosted by Penn State Dickinson Law, to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds. 

Professor Martin received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, M.B.A. from Suffolk University, and Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Rhode Island. Her interests and hobbies include art history, Holocaust studies, and writing.

Andrea Martin


Phone  717-240-5288

Faculty Impact

J.D., Howard University School of Law

M.B.A., Suffolk University

B.A., University of Rhode Island